Monthly Archives: February 2007

Wonder Words 002

While researching a couple of the “wonder words” that recently showed up on my radar screen, I came across the following: Next time, in promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware … Continue reading

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Criticism: An Ever-Present Temptation

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. –James 3:9-10 A … Continue reading

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Winterfest 2007 – Wrap Up

Well, the trip to Gatlinburg is now history. Our group even arrived in Delaware approximately 15 minutes ahead of schedule. Some highlights of the last day were: — The Prize – P314, This year’s theme was based on Philippians 3:14, … Continue reading

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Winterfest – Gatlinburg – Report from the Road

These words are coming to you from the winter wonderland of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Along with my wife and several other adult sponsors I have the privilege of chaperoning a group of teenagers from Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in attendance … Continue reading

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Communicating Communion

In the previous post I referred to the distinction that Eugene Peterson makes between two groups of words. The first is words for communication. The second is words for communion. The difference does not consist in the combination of consonants … Continue reading

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Words and Wonderment

With this post we move from lighthearted reflections on words to serious thoughts about these basic units of language, these principal carriers of meaning. Through an excerpt from his book “Under the Unpredictable Plant”, Eugene H. Peterson will serve as … Continue reading

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Wonder Words 001

Words are fascinating, aren’t they? I sometimes wonder how certain words came into being, how they entered into the English language. An example of this is: smorgasbord. Sources tell us that it is a compound word derived from the Swiss … Continue reading

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Growing Closer to God

Have you ever come across something in your files that looks familiar—like it could be something that you’ve written but you’re not certain? Well this post contains a list that comes from that category. The thing that makes me think … Continue reading

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Have you seen this?

So many exciting things are going on in our little corner of the blogosphere! There is no way I could mention them all, but here are a few points of interest that caught my eye this week: — Alaska’s shimmering … Continue reading

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Singing In Between the Notes x

Anne Lamott is an enigma. She writes with complete candor about her life-experiences. She sometimes offends the sensitivities of church people with her unvarnished remembrances of her journey from atheism to an unashamed confession of faith in Jesus. Her honesty … Continue reading

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I Like Same, Not Change

“Any change, at any time, for any reason, is to be deplored.” So stated the Duke of Cambridge in the late 1800’s. The duke quoted above is not alone in expressing this sentiment. A few years ago, while one of … Continue reading

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Studying the Book of Revelation

When it comes to studying the Scriptures, one of the most exciting sections is the revelation from Jesus Christ, which God made known by sending his angel to his servant John. Through the years, these 404 verses (as previous generations … Continue reading

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Points of Interest #1,001

As we wrap up our week, let’s take a couple of minutes to review a few points of interest. Here’s the lineup: (1) Our dear friend Kathy, of Beauangel’s World renoun, shares pleasant memories of her life’s journey HERE. She … Continue reading

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Taming the Tongue

—Have you ever said something that you wish you hadn’t said? Of course you have. Everyone does it. Some do it more often than others. —Have you ever wished you had something you didn’t say? Well, duh! This happens all … Continue reading

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